FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. What is your success rate?
A. HouseMAXX™ success rate is very similar to using a real estate agent, the big difference is that you get to keep your hard earned equity. The success rate also largely depends on a couple of factors. First, and foremost is that the homeowner must price their property accurately - See Ten Tips for Sellers. Secondly, the type of advertising option you pick with HouseMAXX™ will aid in successfully selling your home, obviously Option 3 with 20+ pictures and professional signage will give you the best results. HouseMAXX™ is averaging over 3+ Million Hits per month, every month, from prospective buyers from all over the world! .... And the average time to SELL a property is essentially the same as a real estate agent; the BIG difference is that you keep get to keep thousands of dollars in your own pocket!
2. Why is your Fee so LOW?
A. Our philosophy at HouseMAXX™ is to offer the consumer and property owner a viable solution to traditional avenues of selling their homes and properties and in the process allowing people to keep their hard earned equity! With an International Professional FSBO Advertising Service like HouseMAXX™, you get maximum exposure and save maximum equity! Check out our Listing Options NOW! Let the 24/7 Virtual Tour Open House work for you! Forget about wasting your time on Open Houses on weekends! Pre-Screen and Qualify serious buyers by sending them to the website…and if they are serious, they will call you back for a personal viewing. It's the most effective and efficient way to sell your home! What will you do with the MONEY you Save?
3. What Types of Advertising do you do and what Mediums?
A. HouseMAXX™ uses a variety of different methods
and mediums to advertise the business:
||Business Development via Professional Sales Representation in various regions throughout the World.
||Internet Search Engines (Goggle, AltaVista, Yahoo, Go, WebCrawler, Search Canada, Lycos, Metacrawler, HotBot, Info space, Yahoo Canada, MSN.ca plus hundreds of Internet Real Estate Directories)
||Print Media – Newspapers, Magazines, Classified Ads, Flyers, Community Newsletters via local reps.
||Professional Yard Signs, directional signs
||Local and Regional Papers & Periodicals Periodicals (Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Examiner, National Post, Calgary Sun, Western Wheel, Western Investor, Lethbridge Herald, Kelowna News, Airdrie Advocate, Red Deer Advocate, Vancouver Sun, Toronto Star, City Search etc.)
||USA, Canada, Australia and Europe (UK) Post Mail Ad Drops
||Distributor Flyer Drops & Grocery Store Flyers
||Word of Mouth from Satisfied HouseMAXX™ Clients
||Spill - Over advertising from other territories throughout Canada, USA, Australia and Europe (UK).
||Internet Search Engines.
4. How often am I charged?
A. As stated HouseMAXX™ only charges you a One-Time LOW Flat Fee, No Commissions! Check out our listing options at Listing Options or please email us for details.
5. How do I advertise my property in conjunction with HouseMAXX ?
A. It's as easy as placing a three line classified ad in your local newspaper and using your property id number in your ad. i.e.
|Beautiful Tuscany 2-storey
|3 bds, 3 baths, only $449,000
|See www.housemaxx.ca #1210
6. How do I know how many people have viewed my property?
A. All you have to do is log-in to the website with your
administration username and password. On your listing you will find
a "Hit-Counter" for your specific property.
you the same as a Real Estate Agent or Broker?
A. NO. NO. HouseMAXX™ is a 'For Sale By Owner' advertising service that brings all for sale by owners together into one place giving them maximum exposure and saving them maximum equity. HouseMAXX™ is NOT affiliated nor associated with any other real estate company or broker. (Except when you Purchase teh MLS® listing Option) HouseMAXX™ represents neither the buyer nor the seller and receives no fees or commissions once the listed properties are sold. HouseMAXX™ has created our own database system of "For Sale By Owner" properties from around the world and that is why we can save you thousands in real estate fees when you don't use an agent to list and sell your home or property.
8. Does it cost anything to change the text on my listing or to add new pictures?
A. NO, All you have to do is log into your account and you can change your text, photos, price etc. and your changes go live immediately. (You are only allowed to attach specified # of pictures as per Listing Options) If you are emailing us your photos, please send them in .jpeg format size 300 x 225 pixels.
9. Do you provide any assistance or counsel on how to sell
A. HouseMAXX™ provides a Buyer/Seller resource section that connects you to lawyers, appraisers, inspectors
and mortgage brokers etc. You can also find tips for sellers and how to prepare
your property for sale guides. We will provide a link that you can order an
to Purchase Agreement”
or you can purchase one from your local Office Depot or Staples outlet. Selling
you property with HouseMAXX™ is as easy as negotiating the price with your
prospective buyers, signing the offer to purchase agreement and both parties
taking a copy to their respective lawyers to finalize the deal. It's easy, fast and simple with HouseMAXX™!
10. How Fast will my property be posted to the HouseMAXX™ website?
A. From the time your advertising is confirmed and you download your digital pictures and description, it is usually posted to the website immediately. Please note that all payments are through our online secure PayPal® payment system.
11. How do I get a Description/Seller Sheet to give to Potential
A. You simply print it off the website from your HouseMAXX™ Listing - You can print as many as you need and as often as you wish without any cost to hand out to prospective buyers or pin up at your local grocery store. (There are 3 different styles/layouts to choose from - it's your choice!)
12. How long does my property stay listed on HouseMAXX™?
A. As stated in the listing options page, there are 4 Options: Basic gives you 3 months, Standard gives you 6 months and Premier until SOLD and HouseMAXX & MLS Option until SOLD. We request that all sellers notify us as to when property sells, or go to your account and put SOLD on the description of your property and Closed in "For Sale" area.
13. Who takes the digital photos?
A. You can take your own photos and upload them to your listing. Please size them to 300x225 pixels. If you need a photographer it is ONLY available in cities where there is a HouseMAXX™ Representative. If you require a photographer to do a photo shoot, there is usually a minimum charge of $325+ depending on geography, distance and availability.
14. What do I do when my Property SELLS or How do I cancel
A. It's as simple as going to your account and clicking teh SOLD sign on it. You can also notify us by phone at 1-877-261-3726 or Email.
15. Are the Front Yard signs and other signs mine to keep?
A. No, they are the property of HouseMAXX™ and must be returned after the property has been SOLD. If there is representation in your area or we have to come out and take photos, we will gladly install your signs for you, however, if not, we will send you your signs and you can install them yourself within minutes. All clients are responsible to take care of Signage and watch for vandalism and/or theft as signs cost $$$$. Please report any incidents to us immediately. Damaged signs or stolen signs will incur a charge. Thank You
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